Be lighthearted. Laugh at the silliness of things! Don’t judge, compare or feel lesser or better than others. See yourself and your life as part of a great ecosystem where all contrasts are natural components of life. Simply maintain a state of relaxed presence with a kind and open heart. Having a sense of humour helps life flow more easily and also helps you to flow joyously with life!
Stretch yourself! Accept challenges as they arise and walk through discomfort one step at a time, maintaining focus on the bigger picture. As mentioned in the last post, life is an adventure. All adventures lead you into new terrain with new experiences and opportunities to expand and discover your authentic self. The inner journey is most important in life, more important than the external one. Have confidence in your capacity to overcome any challenge and this will be your new reality!
Healthy social connections are a vital part of maintaining a sense of stability when flowing with life. The acts of giving and receiving support nourishes the heart in a very deep and soothing way. Generosity and humbleness soothes our being, eases anxiety and lingering sensations from the past, feelings of alienation and separation.
Flow with grace through solid connections with loved ones, family, friends and like minds. Reach out for comfort, celebrate joys together, listen to fears, and trust that each of you will be accepted and understood in both roles, as giver and receiver. Flow comes naturally and beautifully when we are able to prioritize these qualities in our relationships!
Empowering beliefs are the foundation for flowing with life. Believe from the depths of your heart that both ease and joy are possible. Believe that flow can be your reality at any given moment. See your precious life as a wonderful gift to be honoured and treasured.
The past is behind you now. This moment today is new and precious, never to be repeated again. You are constantly growing and changing through life, evolving to higher levels of consciousness. Stress, annoyances and pain no longer need to dominate your day. Breathe deep, release all tension and negativity. Relax with confidence, knowing you have the capacity to flow through life. Know that you can flow with more grace, transforming your experiences in the moment by making wise choices, resolving, altering, or walking away from difficulties that arise. Say goodbye to strife and hello to flow!
To flow with life means to not feel stuck. When we accept what is happening before us, we can respond mindfully and allow flow to become our way of being. Instead of reacting with old patterns of behaviour, we stay fully present in the moment with open awareness. Regardless of circumstances and situations beyond our control, we can maintain a more positive outlook maintaining a wonderful sense of freedom within.
Set a foundation of empowering beliefs for yourself. Believe in your capacity to solve problems, to come up with a variety of possibilities and even employ creative solutions to any situation. Build confidence in yourself by taking the necessary steps to move forward in life. Always remember: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”
Peace is something we all can create for ourselves. Peace is a way of acting, knowing, listening, speaking and living. It comes from an open heart, free of fear and filled with unconditional acceptance of all in life. Accept and honour both polarities including action and rest, humility and pride, teaching and learning. Peaceful acceptance is the foundation for peace of mind.
Equilibrium is key for peace of mind. Mindfully maintain balance between all 4 realms of wellness: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The best way to do this is via regular meditation throughout the course of each day. Make time to stop between and even during activities; still the active mind and body; check in with all four levels of wellness. Quiet the mind and observe sensations in your physical body. Observe current emotions and level of spiritual energy. Are you out of balance; feeling tired or anxious? Do you feel tension in your head from a continual whirling of mental activity? Or do you feel balanced in most realms? Shift whatever needs your attention in the moment, even if it means stepping outside for a few minutes. Peace of mind is more likely to happen when you live with loving awareness in the moment!
Befriend pain, loss and suffering. As much as we would like to avoid dark experiences, they are a normal part of the human journey. Instead of engaging in them, allow them to just be. Sit with quiet acceptance, neither judging, reacting or fuelling more emotions. Remain neutral in a mindful way, observing the experience like waves of energy passing through you.
Bring an open heart with loving kindness and compassion to the surface. Allow your heart to heal hurts. Allow tears to flow. Allow words to spill out on paper or with a caring and trusted friend. Release pent up emotions in a healthy way that respects yourself and others. Pillows are a great tool for releasing excess emotions. Also cardio exercises like running, jogging, hiking, cycling, dancing and jumping are very helpful as they literally shift energy in your body to help you return to an open peaceful mind. You always have a choice!
Limiting perceptions inhibit peace of mind. Let go of victim mentality and lingering beliefs of abandonment. The past is no longer here and we need not hold onto pain and suffering any further. In the spiritual realm, everything happens for a reason and if pain was a part of our experience, there is a lesson for us to learn. Seize the moment now and shift your perception from powerless to powerful. See yourself as strong and capable. Transform your reality to include peace of mind!
Peace of mind comes from a state of neutrality. Release any limiting stories from your past. Allow negative thoughts and perceptions to drift away as they contribute to disempowering beliefs, feelings of disappointment and regrets in life. Let go of what you think you should have done in life or things you believe should have happened. See all ‘shoulds’ as limiting beliefs rooted in faulty perceptions. Be kind and gentle as no one can ever know exactly how things will turn out. Be mindful about maintaining an open neutral mind. This is key for experiencing peace of mind.